Ten Best Pickup Spots in Fort Lauderdale
3. Point Bar at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club
Christina Mendenhall The beach might be the perfect pickup spot.
This open-air bar, located poolside at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, is ideal for sugar-mama scouting. This is where Fort Lauderdale's upper crust goes to schmooze and swap tales of maritime escapades. Saturday afternoon is the perfect time to go. It's high season for gaggles of well-to-do females, and among the Botox-loving masses, decked out in casual Ralph Lauren wear, you might find your very own recent divorcée pumped to take on a new boy toy. Are you up for the task, young cub?
4. Treasure Trove
Shiver me timbers, why not try the lunch-time pickup? Tucked away in a strip mall on Fort Lauderdale Beach, this nautical, pirate-themed bar is kitschy, cozy, and tasty. Yes, tasty; you read right. Taco Tuesday tasty, that is. Taco Tuesday at the Treasure Trove is the stuff of Fort Lauderdale foodie legends. The place is replete with locals of all shapes and sizes, executives, beach bums, tourists even, all devouring the Trove's $1 beef and chicken tacos. There's specials on Coronas and margaritas too. We don't know what pirates and tacos have in common, but these tasty flour tortilla treats sure don't come with scurvy.
5. Flagler Village Community Garden
Here is one of those outside-of-the-box places to meet other singles that presents loads of opportunities. Where else can you spend quiet time reflecting on how much water to pour on your basil while sparking up small talk with a vegan punk-rock girl adjusting her carrots? At this very first community garden in Fort Lauderdale, there's a leisurely ambiance and homey, Toms-wearing 20- and 30-somethings lounging on blankets and nibbling on grapes and cheese. Don't know a thing about gardening? Hey, no biggie. Go to Home Depot, buy a $2 tomato plant, and ask the studly guy with the sleeve tattoo for some pointers.
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